The rain is just what I needed after the last month. It’s been quite hot here, with highs in the upper 90′s, and my garden is pleased as punch about it and has shown me so by producing tomatoes a full month earlier than normal.
Rain always feels like a fresh start for me, and that’s exactly what I need right now. I feel like I’m always reinventing myself in some way or another, but I’ve been working through some long-held emotional stuff and it’s nice to be coming out the other side of it with renewed vigor and a sense of purpose. I’m trying to get some old stuff work stuff cleaned out (a few random straggling patterns), some new stuff is lined up (including a collection with a major yarn company, yay!) and I’ve got a revised trajectory for moving forward.
As part of that, I’ve finally got my act together and joined Google+. I’m still learning how to use it (since I literally joined like 10 minutes ago), so any tips on how you use it as knitters would be helpful.
I’m hoping to be more present in this community, but also trying to find a balance between online life and home life. I was very online a few years back, and I’ve spent the last 18 months or so being very much a hermit, so I’m swinging back to the middle now that I have tried both.
I’ve been spending a lot of time in my kitchen these days, and with the bounty my new and improved garden is yielding, I’ve been spending a lot of time cooking with the produce. I also got a veritable ton of apricots from the tree at my friend Joey’s new house and I spent a lot of time jamming and buttering and eating apricots out of hand. There is a whole host of jam on my kitchen table.
In the current knitting category, since I’m waiting for some work yarn to arrive, I’ve been left to my own knitting devices and I’m working on a second Array cowl (Ravelry Link). It’s getting close to done, and I’m also working on a pair of socks and just have the collar left on a baby sweater for The Other Miriam’s par-baked firstborn. What are you knitting these days?